National Identity and Economic Interest: Taiwan's Competing Options and Their Implications for…

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byPeter C. Y. Chow

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Containing collective wisdom from prominent scholars in various fields in Asian studies, this book covers the legal, economic, sociopolitical, and international aspects of economic integration.Chow examines the impact of the contending forces of national identity and economic interests following the integration of the economies of Taiwan and China and as a trading bloc is emerging across the Taiwan Strait. It analyzes how the formation of the Great China Economic Zone will affect Taiwan's rising national identity, the cross-strait and the triangular relations among the U.S., China, and Taiwan, as well as the resultant regional stability in East Asia.

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Containing collective wisdom from prominent scholars in various fields in Asian studies, this book covers the legal, economic, sociopolitical, and international aspects of economic integration.Chow examines the impact of the contending forces of national identity and economic interests following the integration of the economies of Taiw...

Peter C. Y. Chow is professor of economics at the City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a consultant to the World Bank. His main area of interest is in trade and development with main focus in Asia Pacific region. He published mo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9.76 × 6.01 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230116485

ISBN - 13:9780230116481

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Part I Economic Integration with a Political Rival Regime * Chapter 1 Introduction * Chapter 2 From Economic Interactions to Economic Integration * Chapter 3 Legal Issues Concerning the Signing of ECFA: Implications on Taiwan’s Legal Status" * Chapter 4 IS ECFA: A Mixture of the WTO Principles with "Cross-Strait Characteristics * Chapter 5 Political Economy of Integration between Two Rival Regimes: ECFA, Its Impacts on Cross Strait Relations and Implications for the U.S. * Part II Apprehension of Rapprochement: An Increasing Dividedness in Taiwan after Reducing the Tensions across The Taiwan Strait * Chapter 6 Taiwan, District of China * Chapter 7 on the Road to a Common Taiwan Identity * Chapter 8 Understanding Taiwanese Nationalism * Part III International Dimensions of the ECFA: Geo-politics of economic integration across the Taiwan Strait * Chapter 9 ECFA and Beyond: The Paradigm Shift of Taiwan’s Security Policy toward China * Chapter 10 The Shifting Paradigm of the Triangular Relations in the aftermath of the ECFA * Chapter 11 Removing Taiwan’s Pieces: Asia’s ‘Great Game’ without a "Republic of China" * Chapter 12 Japan's view on Cross Strait Developments* Chapter 13 Concluding Chapter

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'This collection covers some of the most recent economic and political thinking and analyzes of Taiwan's current and future position in Asia. The focus is on the growing Taiwan-China economic relationship. These heuristic chapters are written by specialists from Taiwan, the United States, Canada, and Europe. Taiwan's situation is pivotal to a peaceful and prospering Asia. This is an important book for anyone interested in Taiwan and the evolution of a tranquil Pacific basin.' —Thomas J. Bellows, professor of Political Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio 'This comprehensive, multidisciplinary, historically grounded, and very timely volume uses the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement between China and Taiwan to explore a range of issues affecting the signatories as well as the region as a whole. The dozen chapters by an international lineup of experts compel readers to rethink our understanding of topics such as sovereignty, identity, and security.' —Thomas B. Gold, University of California, Berkeley